Checklist for Residential C.C.O.
|6” HOUSE NUMBERS||Must be posted on front of the house and visible from the street, written words are not acceptable.|
|STEPS & LANDINGS||Open portion of a stair, landing or balcony which is more than 30” (thirty inches) above the floor or grade shall have guardrails. Stairs must be in sound and good condition.|
|RAILINGS||Handrails and guard shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.|
|WINDOWS||All must have screens, no broken or cracked glazing. They shall be capable of being easily opened, held in position by window hardware and locked.|
|WASHER/DRYER||Must discharge into a drainage system, not on the ground or into a sump pump. Dryer must be vented to the exterior with a metal pipe or foil flex from the machine.|
|DOORS||All interior doors must be operational with hardware. Front door must have a thumb latch lock from the interior, keyed cylinders from the interior are not allowed.|
|HEATING UNIT||Must be operational and connected to a thermostat. Area around furnace must be free and clear of storage and/or debris.|
|GARAGE||No extension cords on door opener. Door from house to the garage must be maintained in operative condition|
|ROOF||No leaks, no missing shingles, no excessive curling.|
|STOVE/RANGE||Must be operational with knobs and hardware. NO SECOND STOVES/RANGE ALLOWED!|
|FLOORS||Smooth and free of tripping hazards.|
|PLUMBING||Fixtures shall be properly installed, connected and maintained in working order.|
|ELECTRICAL||All receptacles (outlets), switches and junction boxes must be properly covered. Extension cords are not permitted. A clear and unobstructed path to the panel box, open slots must be properly blocked.|
|YARD & PROPERTY||Clean and free of debris, lawns and landscaping maintained.|
|GENERAL CONDITIONS||Walls, ceiling, trim, paint, siding, and fences must be in good and sound condition.|
|SMOKE DETECTORS||Original system built with the house must be maintained (e.g. interconnected cannot be replaced with a stand alone battery operated one). Operating detectors must be installed on each level/floor of the house (basement and crawl spaces included) and within 10’ (ten feet) of any sleeping room.|
|CARBON MONOXIDE||Homeowners are required to install a detector(s) as per manufacturer installation of the brand they choose. However, a minimum of one (1) must be installed in the vicinity of all sleeping areas. If bedrooms are on more than one floor level, additional detectors are required to protect each area. Instruction booklet/directors should be left for future homeowner.|
All residential units must have a fire extinguisher. It must be rated for residential use consisting of an 2A-10BC type and weigh no more than 10 lbs. We suggest placing it under the kitchen sink cabinet or mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen.
**PERMITS AND APPROVALS REQUIRED FOR ANY PRIOR CONSTRUCTION**
FENCE*ABOVE GROUND POOL* INGROUND POOL* POOL HEATERS* GAS LINES* HOT TUBS/SPA* PAVERS* PATIO* DECK* SHED* GAZEBO*SPRINKLERS* FINISHED BASEMENTS* GARAGE CONVERSIONS* ADDITIONS* HOT WATER HEATERS*FURNACE*SERVICE UPGRADES* RECESSED LIGHTING* HIGHHATS* LOW VOLTAGE LANDSCAPE LIGHTS* TRACK LIGHTING* RE-ROOF/RE-SIDING*ETC.
This list is provided to assist you in the inspection process, the inspector may require additional deficiencies corrected. Please have all the above completed for the inspection to avoid delays in the issuance of a certificate of continued occupancy.